I try not to make a habit of repeating topics two posts in row, but when I saw this article on NPR about Vogue agreeing to only use healthy models, I knew I had to do a follow up. In a nutshell, the editors of 19 global editions of Vogue are trying to make a step in the right direction by agreeing to:
- not work with models under age 16
- not work with models who appear to have an eating disorder
- encourage healthy eating lifestyle among models
- encourage designers to “promote the casting of models from a broader range of body sizes.”
These are only some of the points in their pledge to change the current harmful practices in the modeling industry that are all too common.
What do you think? Is this enough? What else should Vogue and other high-fashion magazines do to change the modeling industry?
*One more update: Remember Julia Bluhm’s petition to Seventeen magazine in the last LizzLoves post? Well, Seventeen invited Julia to their offices. Read this New York Times “Motherlode” blog post for an update and details about her visit here.